Information on a cult or fraternity group called Agbalachi; regions in which it exists; rituals or sacrifices practised by its members; whether it promises wealth in return for the sacrifice of a member's firstborn child [NGA39175.E]

No reference to a cult or fraternity group called Agbalachi could be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Sources Consulted

IRB Databases


Two oral sources were unable to provide information on the above-mentioned topic.

Unsuccessful attempts to contact the following organizations: Theological College of Northern Nigeria, University of Nigeria, University of Tennessee.

Internet sites including:

Africa Online

Amnesty International (AI)

Apologetics Index

BBC Africa

Daily Times Online


Human Rights Watch (HRW)


New Nigerian

Newswatch Nigeria

Nigeria Daily



World News Connection (WNC)

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